A fake religious healer or Pir has been arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan for torturing and then strangling a 12-year-old boy to death under the guise of spiritual healing.
Eijaz Hussain, the Pir was well known in the area according to the family of the victim and they took their son to the peer to ‘cure’ him of ailments.
“Our son wasn’t doing well for few days so we decided to take him to the Pir to rid him of supernatural influence,” the victim’s father said.
The father added that they found the boy dead after leaving him with the Pir.
Torture marks had been found by police on the young boy’s body. A case has been registered and the suspect is being interrogated.
Mother of two gang-raped in DG Khan
According to a news report by ARY, a mother of two was sexually assaulted and subsequently gang-rape in Dera Ghazi Khan last Friday. An FIR had been registered against the assailants.
The incident took place in Lashari Basti, an adjacent community of Tonsa Sharif, DG Khan where a mother of two was attacked and reportedly gang-raped. Police have lodged the FIR of the event against two unknown suspects.
The victim woman has been sent to Tehsil Headquarter hospital for her medico-legal meanwhile the police have begun the chase for the suspects.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has taken the notice of the event as well and directed Regional Police Officer (RPO) D.G Khan to furnish the report of the horrendous crime and arrest the culprits.
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Buzdar has assured the victim and the family of speedy justice in the matter.
It is pertinent to note that earlier this week another woman, mother of two, was attacked by two unidentified assailants as she was stranded on the Lahore Motorway link road. The assailants, finding her vulnerable, broke the glass window of her car and took her to nearby fields in front of her children.
GVS News Desk